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grocery store. >> good morning, it's 5:30 on this tuesday february 23rd. the rain is creeping up from the south. let's go to david and karen. >> all right, clouds in place across most of the region right now. and satellite and radar combining to show you that there is rain beginning to push in toward cape may and southern delaware and it does look like it's going to ride all the way up into philadelphia. probably before the and of the morning commute. we also have a winter weather advisory in place. this is only in the northampton county area and then points north into the poconos it kicks in at 1 o'clock this afternoon and extends until 9 o'clock tomorrow morning and this is because we're going get a couple inches of wet snow and then on top of that some freezing rain is possible again northampton county particularly the farther north you go through that county is kind of the start of that. 39 degrees in philadelphia. still under the clouds. still waiting for the rain and i-95. 39 degrees in wilmington, 34 in trenton. below freezing in allentown and on the freezing mark in reading and we're up into the 40's down south where that rain is getting ready to ride on in. on the bus stop this morning, mainly cloudy with rain
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arriving. probably by 8 o'clock in some areas we'll already see it. looks like we'll be sitting on or about 37 degrees between 6 o'clock and 8 o'clock and it's going to be a cool day. we'll stay in the low 40's through the majority of the afternoon and late morning and again that rain arriving by 9:00 most of us will be seeing it and then it stays off and on throughout the day and in through the evening. there's another round of rain coming late tomorrow and tomorrow night that could be steadier. karen i'll show you all of this on future tracker6. >> we've got a couple of commutes that are difficult but if you head out right now you're dry and really clear here on the schuylkill expressway at girard avenue. no big problems. that's your eastbound traffic headed towards center city. coming up from conshohocken or gladwyne you've got a good looking commute so far and the speeds on the big picture really reflecting that. don't forget in east falls falls bridge remains closed until april 1st and long term construction closes monument road out there in wynnefield heights near ford and belmont between those areas. in mercer county on 295 both ways between 33 and route one we've got construction that's blocking a lane. that will be out there for another half hour.
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hopping into new jersey this is 42 northbound here at creek road. an easy 13 minute ride from the a.c. expressway to the walt whitman bridge. no big problems out there just yet, tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. and developing overnight police are investigating a shooting in atlantic city. one person was rushed to the hospital from the 1100 block of north ohio avenue just before 2:00 this morning. the city's major crimes unit has been called out to the scene and we also know the corn interis thercoroner is the. there's no word on the victim's condition but of course we're working to get answers to all of those questions. stay with "action news" and 6abc.com for updates. >> ♪ >> i'm erin o'hearn in the satellite center and this is new this morning and it is an odd one. it's out of bethlehem. police want you to take a very close look at these pictures of a man. authorities say around 11:00 in the morning the man believed to be the one you're looking at assaulted a woman with bodily fluid. the victim says it happened while she was shopping at the
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valley farm market. the woman actually followed the guy out of the store afterwards and was able to snap these three photographs of him. you can see he's wearing jeans, a dark coat, a baseball hat and is carrying what looks like a blue bag. he also appears to have some facial hair. of course if you recognize this man, bethlehem police want you to call them immediately. of course your tips can be anonymous and here's the number that you should call. (610)865-7146. of course we'll put that on our web site and i've tweeted it out and put it on my facebook page. we'll keep you updated on this one. back to you. >> thanks erin. this is the mangled aftermath of a police chase in wilmington delaware. the people in the car fled a traffic stop at concorde avenue and market street at 10:00 last night. the driver then crashed into a tree and at least two parked cars while going the wrong way down a one-way street. police arrested two people in the car. a third person got away. no police officers were hurt. >> ♪ >> republican voters in nevada will caucus today.
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polls suggest donald trump will win again on the heels of his win in south carolina last weekend. ted cruz and marco rubio are shrugging it out for second. speaking of shrugging it out trump got aggressive talking about a protestor a one of his rallies in nevada. >> he's walking out like a big high-five smiling laughing. i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell you. >> trump said he wanted to punch a protestor in the face. you just hard him there after the man was escorted out of his rally last night. trump also accused the man of trying punch the security officers forcing him out of the rally though the man did not appear to be fighting off those officers. it's unclear what the man who disrupt they had rally was actually protesting. >> there's a local connection to a big shakeup in the ted cruz campaign. staffers from the university of pennsylvania's student newspaper the dale pennsylvanian took this video in south carolina last weekend. it shows marco rubio walking past ted cruz's father an cruz campaign worker who was holding a bible. cruz spokesman rick tyler shared the video online and claimed ruby said about the
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bible got a good book there. not many answers in it. rubio says he actually said all of the answers are in there. ted cruz asked for acceptor tyler's resignation yesterday. bernie sanders vowed to continue his fight for the nomination i was the way to the convention in philadelphia in july. hillary clinton picked up another delegate from her win in nevada and now leads sanders in pledged delegates by one. clinton's lead though gets much bigger when you include endorsements by super delegates. those are party leaders and members of congress who support any candidate regardless of whom voters support. super delegates can can also change their minds and i think that's what sanders is hoping. >> but they tend not to. >> although they did sort of last time hillary clinton ran. >> a few but at this point the numbers are not looking good. >> let's have a debate. >> can i do the weather? all right. storm tracker6 live double scan right now, there's no debate that it's starting to
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get a little bit damp down south as we take a closer look. we do have cape may right along the beach couple it will light sprinkles and milford delaware also wet. wasn't the last time we looked at this a half hour ago so that rain is pushing toward the north and we think by the end of the rush hour it will probably be up past philadelphia. as we take a look outside we have cloudy skies in the city right now. still dry as you're heading out on i-95 and our other highways and by ways and cool. you'll want your coat on the way out the door and maybe keeping that rain gear handy as well. 39 degrees is your current temperature, dry in philadelphia for now, winds out of the northeast at nine. that gives i was wind chill of 33. future tracker6 showing that you rain coming up pretty quickly through the morning and by flynn::or 9:30 looks like it's pushing up into the northern and western suburbs. you'll also notice how right at the outset of this we might see a little sleet and maybe a couple of wet snowflakes but that should change over pretty quick to rain. the exception might be parts of northampton county where we think especially the northern half of the county could pick up a little bit of brief wet snow and then may be stuck
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with some sleet and freezing rain as we go later into the afternoon. there's a winter weather advisory in northampton county and the poconos. starting at 1 o'clock and that continues overnight. it's going to be rain for most of us though and by six can clock tonight it will be starting to taper off the intensity of the rain not all that much. the rain is light to moderate, a couple pockets of steadier stuff. 11 o'clock just sprinkles. it stays cloudy and cool today along with damp conditions. you can see how from noon on we're in the low forties then rain pretty much popping through all day long. high temperatures across the region up in allentown only reaching about 39. 40 in reading. low 40's in trenton, philadelphia, wilmington and mid 40's in millville down to the shore in cape may and over toward dover. now, tomorrow we start out cloudy with just some drizzle and a couple spotty sprinkles or showers around through the morning and in through most of the afternoon. as we go late into the afternoon and evening we have a chance of pockets of heavier rain and maybe some rumble of thunder and that continues up
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until about 11 o'clock or later. don't be surprised if you hear some rumbles of thunder even later at night as you're trying to get to sleep then pulls out overnight and on thursday we're only left way couple spotty residual showers. how much rain? some models over the next couple days are pushing as much as 2.1-inches on the nam. others about an inch and travel an inch and a third so a fairly good rainfall coming but it is spread out over a couple of dame of days. tomorrow late in the day and at night steady are rain reemerging ahead of an approaching cold front. mild with a high of 58 although we'll probably not hit that 58 until later at night. we'll be in the 40's for most of the day. and then thursday a spotty shower, 57. temperatures falling later in the day. after that cooler air returns, 42. blustery and chilly on friday. brisk and chilly on saturday with a high of 43 and then by sunday afternoon milder air returns, a high of 52 and it now looks like the next chance of rain is monday with that high of 56 degrees. >> okay.
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>> okay. >> thank you gave. >> it is 5:38. still ahead, firefighters battle a massive fire in southern california. we have more in that news video. >> activists around the country including right here in philadelphia plan to protest apple's battle with the fbi. we have a live preview. karen. >> still dry as david lab saying here on the parkway at county line road. no big problems. we'll can check on that disabled vehicle on 422 coming up. >> also when we come back a set of twins in utah who already have twins have twins again. that's later when "action news" comes back. "scorsese finally wins."
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>> ♪ >> breaking news just coming in. a fast moving fire damaged a home in camden county. police in gloucester township snapped these pictures of the flames. the fire broke out on the 500 block of hollywood drive just one hour ago. right now fire crews are putting out hot spots at the scene. no word on injuries yet. >> let's head on over to karen rogers. she's got the latest on your commute. >> let's check the suburbs as you're about to head out the door and see what's going on on 422. this is westbound traffic at oaks and we still have this disabled vehicle. you could see the flashing lights off to the side. earlier police were out here as well. not the case right now. but he's still out there. both lanes opened at this point so you're looking okay and your eastbound traffic showing just a little more volume than we saw before as you head on 422 approaching oaks. we do have a couple of problems right now and one of
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them is this house fire that we've been mentioning in marcus hook delaware county. ward street southbound near laughead avenue. stick to wood drive as your alternate. another house fire in magnolia on hollywood drive. fresno drive will get you around the restrictions there. on the commuter traffic report ninja 25 telling us about a pothole on ridge avenue and we've seen a lot more of those potholes lately. we have a dry commute but satellite6 and action radar showing how that rain is moving in and it's rain that's going to impact us over the next couple days so i've highlighted here the commutes of concern. this morning's commute, that's when the rain arrives so by the late morning commute you'll be dealing with that. this afternoon it's a rainy commute. tomorrow morning, mostly dry. tomorrow evening's commute heavy rain. so, a lot to deal with over the coming days. matt and tam. >> thanks for the run down karen. new video of the intense smoke and flames that shot out of a california warehouse overnight. the inferno broke out in rancho dominguez near los angeles. firefighters were able to keep
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the two alarmer from spreading to other buildings but the blaze burned right through the roof. no injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. >> happening today, the pentagon's plans for shutting down the detention center guantanamo bay cuba they're expected to be delivered to congress can. it calls for transferring the remaining detainees to a new facility in the u.s. 13 locations are being considered. and the military estimates that this will cost $475 million to construct but they say they'll also save as much as $180 million a year in operating costs versus keeping open guantanamo. crowds will gather outside of apple stores across the country today to show their support for the tech giant. apple is in a standoff with the government over unlocking the phone of a terror suspect. it's a show down over what matters more security versus privacy. let's go on over to katherine scott. she's live outside the apple store in center city. she's got the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tam. yeah, a lot of strong opinions on this one and they're going to be rallies held at dozens of apple stores across the
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world today in support of apple. now, the organizers of these rallies believe if a back door is created into one iphone, then everyone's privacy is at risk. >> where does it stop? >> reporter: privacy versus national security. the debate rages on over whether apple should help the fbi hack into the iphone belonging to suspected san bernadino terrorist syed farook. >> it's obvious these two people had assistance. >> reporter: 14 people were killed in that attack and investigators believe there might be clues on the cell phone but drexel university professor rob davidio says the device sewnly useful unlocked. >> they know if they can't find some mechanism to bypass this security system, they're never going to get into the phone because the data are going to be wiped clean. >> reporter: the courts have ordered the tech giant to help but apple has cited privacy concerns saying it won't build a back door to bypass security features. the fbi says it needs to be able to guess a suspected
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terrorist's pass code without it self destructing. a new pew research poll shows more than half of americans think apple should unlock farook's phone. >> when the suspected terrorist is deceased and given what they did, i think there's definitely less of an expectation of privacy and like i said not one here so i hope apple does the right thing. >> you always wonder in the wrong hands could that be used for nefarious purposes. i guess i would feel nervous about that. at the same time of course i want everything to be done to help the security of our nation. >> reporter: there is a large part of the tech community that has come out in support of apple but bill gates has now spoken out in an interview saying that he believes that tech companies should be required to cooperate with law enforcement during terror investigations. tonight's rallies take place at 5:30. we're live in center city, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> thanks for the preview katherine. bill cosby's wife has agreed to another deposition next
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month in connection with a defamation lawsuit filed by seven cosby accusers. camille cosby avoided cameras before spending about two and a half hours answering questions under oath at a massachusetts hotel yesterday. no details have emerged about what she said during the deposition. a lawyer for the plaintiffs had argued camille cosby's testimony would be useful due to the couple's 52 year marriage and her relationship as her husband's business manager. bill cosby has denied all claims of sexual assault. >> it's 5:47. i can and tina the canine version will soon be up for adoption after their owner was arrested for animal cruelty. >> see the dramatic moment a crane collapsed in australia. david. >> we've got umbrellas with the kids. they might need it this morning almost certainly this afternoon. i'll have radar coming up next and we'll get to your day planner forecast let you know where temperatures are going today.
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>> forest fishes closed a 12-mile stretch of highway in honolulu hawaii. giant waves washed over the roads he tossing boulders and debris into traffic along the beach. officials say this is the biggest swell they have seen in a decade. >> hm. >> that was big. >> that was big, yeah. >> let's take you outside in southwest philadelphia. nothing big going on this morning. we are clear and dry so far sitting on the mid span of the platt bridge with no big problems there. how about the ben franklin bridge? kind of a quiet ride this morning. westbound traffic on your right hand side, very light volume heading into center city so far with mass transit the septa trolleys, the route 36 between eastwick loop and 73rd and elmwood, they have to shuttle bus because of a disabled vehicle that's blocking the tracks, dave.
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>> storm tracker6 live double scan giving that you image of light rain now pushing past milford getting closer to the dover air force base and cape may county beginning to get in and out of some sprinkles. this is pushing towards the north and it looks like by the end of the rush hour probably before the end of the rush hour it will be wet up and around philadelphia. northern and western suburbs right now kind of cold. everybody in the 30's, some spots to the north around the freezing mark. farther south you go the better chance you have of seeing some 40's on the thermometers and close to that in hockessin and smyrna, 39 degrees readings there. cool and cloudy and damp. 38 degrees by 9 o'clock. from 11 o'clock on we hold in the low 40's and periods of rain not all of it real heavy but kind of a damp day and that rain not really giving up the ghost until later on in the evening hours. there's another round coming in later tomorrow and tomorrow night. today just kind of moderate and damp. matt and tam. >> thank you david. you can find the seven-day forecast and a live look at storstorm tracker6 double scan radar any time of day on our web site. head to 6abc.com/weather.
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>> a crane that caught fire in australia snapped in two atop a 12 story construction site. that aerial video captured the moment of the collapse in melbourne. flaming debris fell to the ground. the site was evacuated. no reports of injuries, though. an electrical fault reportedly triggered the fire. >> this one will tug at your heart strings. faithful pet dog who lost his owner to a violent crime will finally be getting a new home. neighbors at an apartment complex in texas saw the dog patiently waiting at its owner's front door for more than two weeks. wouldn't mover. they knew the man was never going to come home. he worked as a store clerk and was tragically killed during an armed robbery. >> he would follow the cars and then when he would realize that maybe it's not his owner's car he would just stands there and look helpless. >> so sad. neighbors put out food for the german shepherd but it wouldn't budge. finally one woman used her own dog to gain the shepherd's trust. she will foster the dog for a
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look there at the columbus memorial there by the banks of the delaware. dawn hasn't quite broken yet. it is 5:46, 40 degrees. we are waiting on some rain, two waves of it in fact are set to come our way. philadelphia police have released surveillance video three suspects wanted for shooting a cab driver in point breeze. they say the two men and a woman flagged down a taxi on february 6th. once they got to 28th and tasker one of the men pulled a gun and demanded money. the driver was slot in the arm but kept driving but eventually crashed. the trio ran away empty handled. a west philadelphia man has been found guilty of two counts of animal cruelty. the pennsylvania spca says detroit johnson kept two dogs hee named ike and tina in unsanitary conditions. officers say they found the dogs living inside a filthy house with squatters last movement johnson has been fined and sentenced to 180 days probation. he also had to give up the dogs.
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>> authorities in montgomery county say they captured a bank robber who lives right behind the scene of the holdup. the 19-year-old suspect was caught on surveillance at the santander bank on the 1400 block of bruce road in oreland yesterday. investigators say the bandit who carried a knife also threatened to blow up the bank. no explosives were found, though. the stolen money has been returned to santander. congregants gathered at eynon tabernacle baptist church to honor african heritage month. dr. lamont hill spoke about current issues affecting african-americans. he's the host of bet news an political contributor for cnn. he'll speak at eynon again tonight. >> it is 5:57. next and new this morning police need your help solving a burglary spree at a delaware county shopping center. >> plus, star bust. changes to the coffee chain's rewards program riles up loyal
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone. it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday february 23rd and we're following several new stories. >> a woman accused of ditching her young daughter after shoplifting from a center city store is now behind bars. >> happening today, philadelphia's iconic love sculpture will be on the move. >> get out that umbrella. accuweather is tracking two waves of wet weather flurry fork. >> let's turn now to dave murphy and karen rogers. looks like david doesn't need an umbrella just yet. >> not just yet though but that will become required equipment later on. take a look at cloud cover on satellite and you can also seat rain welling up from the south. isn't really over too much of the area yet but it is

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